Copyright Key2 Empowerment 2021
Applied EFT is EFT pure and simple. This is not a play on words, rather it is
an accurate description of how we regard and teach this amazing
technique. Applied EFT is the EFT that we first studied in 2006, the EFT we
were taught by a Gary Craig approved trainer using Gary Craig approved
training material. Over the years many trainers have put their own ‘stamp’
on the EFT they teach and passed it on as being EFT. This has caused
variations to the content and even the character of the EFT being taught.
In Applied EFT we have ‘ring fenced’ those characteristics of EFT that we
believe are essential to make it such an effective aid. EFT is simple. To
some trainers this simplicity is somehow EFT’s Achilles heel, whereas in
Applied EFT we embrace this simplicity and steer away from the desire to
complicate or ‘pad out’ EFT.
What is Applied EFT
Physically, Applied EFT is identical to the traditional EFT. However, it does differ in
less noticeable ways
Applied EFT is taught as a ‘Tool’ not as a therapy
Central to Applied EFT is the ‘Common Effect’ principle.
Applied EFT is only taught to qualified therapists, hypnotherapists,
counsellors and coaches.
There is no underlying belief structure as to how it works.
Tool not a Therapy
As a result of practising and teaching EFT for many years, the partners at Key2
Empowerment have always felt that the true strength of EFT rested with its
simplicity and flexibility. It is easy to learn and to use. From experience, Key2
Empowerment Partnership observed that in all cases EFT depotentiated or
weakened the emotional element that existed within the presenting issues. By
doing so the client’s logical mind was better able to process and ‘think’ differently.
Without guidance or coaching as to how to process differently, there is always the
possibility that a client could ‘re-educate’ themselves back to the ‘old’ way of
thinking. Therefore, Applied EFT is regarded as a tool that enhances the
effectiveness of other modalities and therapies, increasing their efficacy.
Common Effect Principle
Because Applied EFT is taught as a tool it is important that some guidance
accompanies it. The Common Effect Principle is that guidance. If five people
present five different issues to a single EFT practitioner that practitioner can be
confident of creating a positive shift for all five. However, in Applied EFT we
maintain that although the practitioner creates five positive yet differing shifts,
the practitioner is not in fact doing five different things. In each of the five cases
the practitioner is reducing the impact of the emotional element of the issue. As
all issues comprise of an emotional element the Common Principle holds true for
presenting issues as varied as chronic pain, phobias and lack or loss of
Taught to qualified persons.
Key2 Empowerment Partnership also felt that providing this very effective
modality to persons without experience or skill in dealing with clients in a
therapeutic context, could prove problematic to the client and practitioner.
Therefore, it is only taught to those with an existing ‘toolset’ and the experience
to use it. Students are encouraged to develop their own method of integrating
Applied EFT with their other therapies.
No underlying belief structure
Key2 Empowerment Partnership accept that there are a great number of
scientifically verified papers that evidence the effectiveness of EFT. There is,
however, no similar proof as to how EFT works. The meridian explanation is but
one put forward to explain the modality’s effectiveness. As there is no solid proof
as to how EFT works, Key2 Empowerment do not teach any belief system as part
of their training, but rather focus on its practical application.
Applied EFT is also divided into two parts. They are:
The process is the actual physical element of EFT as in the evaluation, sore spot,
tapping, gamut and re-evaluation.
These are the selected ‘add ons’ that increase and enhance the flexibility of the
Applied EFT Process. They include ‘Choices’, Touch and Breathe, working with
submodalities and NVC amongst others.
Because it is taught as a tool and only to suitably qualified persons, Applied EFT
courses vary considerably from other EFT approaches. Before a student can be
certified as an Applied EFT Practitioner they must: -•
Attend the classroom input
These are two full day (7hour) sessions
Ratio is one trainer to six students
Assessment is by continuous assessment and final assessed exercise
Submit completed written examination paper not more than 4 weeks and not
sooner than 1 week upon completion of the classroom input
The pass mark for this examination is 80%
Supply requisite number of ‘templated’ case studies within the four-week post
These are reviewed and assessed and must prove to the satisfaction of
Key2 Empowerment Partnership the student’s ability to use Applied EFT
and an understanding of its underlying principles.
It is only upon the satisfactory completion of all of the above that an
Applied EFT Practitioners Certificate is issued.
This certificate is recognised by Balens Insurance in the UK
For information on accreditation with the EFT 7 Mindfulness centre
For information on course dates